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Second ERPC :((14 Posts)
Just wanting some advice/experiences on this. I had a MMC in October and have had Medical management and an ERPC (three weeks ago). Went back for a scan today and turns out there is still retained products.
I am so devastated. My pregnancy tests are negative and I had stopped bleeding at the weekend so was sure they were going to say all was ok today. Instead I now have to have a scan with a consultant to see what happens next. The nurse was sure it would be a second ERPC but the scan with the consultant now suggests that there may be an issue with this.
Has anyone any experience of this? I'm so sick of being told that this will work to then find out a few weeks later that it hasnt. Im really beginning to think that there is something wrong with me. I am terrified of a second operation and so worried about the long term implications on being able to conceive and have a baby.
Any advice/experiences would be much appreciated ❤
Just putting a bump on this to see if anyone has any experiences on this ❤
Hi OP, sorry I can't offer any advice but just wanted to send you virtual hugs. I can't even imagine what you're going through xx
Thank you @soontobemrs91 ❤
I am feeling a bit sorry for myself tonight. It's just that it has been two months now since the MMC and I am still in complete limbo as to what is happening. I cant understand why my body will not do what it is supposed to. I guess I will find out more on Friday. Counting down the hours already!xx
My friend had this. She had to have a second ERPC.
She then got pregnant a few months later and her son is 5 months.
@Bumbers you have no idea how your post has just given me hope. Literally sat here all teary eyed to know that this has happened to someone else and they had a positive outcome. Thank you and congratulations to your friend xx
I am so glad. It is horrible- I have had one ERPC and that was hard enough. But do not give up hope. xx
I'm just dreading it. The fact that there is a now consultant involved - I cant work out if this is a good thing or something to be worried about. Argh the whole thing is so frustrating! Xx
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Hi @GoldenBauble I am so sorry to hear you are going through this too. I hope you are ok? I had my ERPC three weeks ago today and physically, I feel fine. I had a negative test on the 11th Nov after I had medical management first so the ERPC was supposed to be because my lining was thick. My bleeding stopped last week so I was fully expecting to be told yesterday that I was all good to go again. Instead she told me I now had retained product which I think is different to what I was originally meant to have had the ERPC for. I very much hope that there is another option other than the ERPC as I cant face the operation again. Saying that, I cant handle the unknown either
The nurses did say to that it is quite rare for an ERPC not to get everything so I really hope that it has worked for you. If you're bleeding has stopped and the test is negative, it sounds like you are on the right track. I would call the EPU for another scan though if you are not sure. It is only because I have called them (this has made my anxiety go through the roof!) That I have been seen and scanned and I am where I am now xx
I hope you get some answers soon. The anxiety is horrible and I can relate to just wanting to feel back to 'normal' again and for this whole experience to be behind me. I can't say much as I am a real worrier and whittle about everything, but try not to worry too much as it may turn out to be something minor that will correct itself
Just an update on my appointment with the consultant today. They still are not sure if I have retained products. Apparently there is something there but retained products are usually quite obvious and this isn't. The lining of my womb is still thick but they don't know if this is my cycle trying to get back to normal. As this has now gone on for so long (8 weeks), they are wondering if whatever was remaining has turned into a polyp and I now have to have a hysteroscopy. However, I'm not considered an urgent case so could be up to a month before this is done. Have been told not ttc until this has been sorted.
So, still in limbo. No idea if this is better than definitely having retained products or worse. I'm just so done with this now. I get that there is no magic wand but I so badly want this to be finished.
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